Spokane Journal of Business

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ICT Group expands its offices here

ICT Group Inc., a suburban Philadelphia-based call-center operator, is expanding its Spokane Valley call center, which is located at the University City Shopping Center.Jackie Amendolari, ICTs Philadelphia-based spokeswoman, declines to say or...

Logan Industries seeks Chapter 11 protection

Logan Industries Inc., a Spokane contract electronics manufacturer that launched three years ago as a spinoff from Liberty Lake-based Telect Inc., has filed for protection from creditors under Chapter 11 of the U.S Bankruptcy Code.The company in...

Window Products to buy McVay’s window plant

McVay Brothers Contractors Inc., a longtime Spokane supplier and installer of siding and windows, has agreed to sell its window-manufacturing division to Window Products Inc., a big Spokane-based vinyl window maker. Separately, Window Products a...

Kaiser’s annual report hints at cloudy future

While soaring energy prices have clouded the viability of Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corp.s Northwest smelters, other challenges and uncertainties raise questions about the future of Kaisers plants here, its parent companys new annual report...

Stocking sweet memories

COEUR DALENEThe most common phrase uttered by customers upon entering the store where Judy Norton works here is, I feel like a kid in a candy store. With all due respect to those customersduh. The Original Penny Candy Store, nestled...

Interest in generators rises here

In what could be an omen of things to come based on rising energy concerns, the Spokane Cummins engine dealer has sold diesel-powered generating equipment worth more than $10 million to a Central Washington public utility district to help cover a a...

Pharmacist shortage Rx tried

The shortage of available pharmacists that has plagued hospitals, home-health agencies, community clinics, and retail pharmacies here for years hasnt run its course yet, but steps are being taken to ease the pain.Larry Bettesworth, director of...

Is Medinex on the ropes?

Post Falls-based Medinex Systems Inc. has spent nearly all of the $21 million it raised two years ago in an initial public offering, has posted a $30 million net loss for 2000, and has trimmed roughly 80 percent of the about 180 employees it had on...

Spokane newcomer ramps up to 140 employees

Innuity Inc., a Web-based services provider that opened a telemarketing center here last August, already employs 140 people here, and true to promise, expects to employ 200 by years end.The Minneapolis-based companys Spokane operation, at N....

New business park planned in Valley

B-4 Properties LLC, a company here owned by Spokane contractor Eric Brown and his wife, Lisa, plans to develop a business park on five acres in the Spokane Valley.The development, which is to be named Woodruff Business Park, will be located at &...

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